Equipped with its own 2.5 liter hydration system and incorporating user-friendly features, the streamlined Osprey Skarab 18 day pack carries far more comfortably than traditional hydration packs and offers 1098 cubic inches of storage capacity.
Unlike traditional hydration bladders, the Osprey reservoir has welded baffles that minimize "barreling" by maintaining a more anatomical shape. Nestled within its own dedicated, externally-accessed compartment, the reservoir is locked securely in place, reducing the sloshing effect that many hydration pack users have come to accept as a necessary evil. The reservoir’s wide mouth is easily accessed through a patented, leakproof sliding closure that further adds speed and efficiency to refills that kids can even do themselves. An integrated PourShield makes the reservoir easy to fill and empty. An anti-microbial treatment prevents mold and bacteria from building up inside the reservoir.
The pack utilizes a foam framesheet with a center stiffener to offer lightweight, movement-mirroring support and stability. The padded BioStretch harness and a removable webbed hipbelt enhance fit and load balance during aerobic activities. An adjustable and elastic sternum strap further ensures a stable fit and a magnetic hose attachment strategically secures the hydration system's bite valve.
Other features include a front bungee-cord gear attachment system and side stretch mesh pockets.
The Osprey Skarab 18 hydration system pack is available in your choice of color options.
- Heat embossed scratch free zippered stash pocket
- Wide panel access to main compartment
- Magnetic sternum strap bite valve attachment
- External reservoir sleeve
- Upper side compression straps
- Side stretch mesh pockets
- Hydraulics LT 2.5L reservoir included
- Front panel bungee compression and gear attachment
- Removable 20mm webbing hip belt
Best Use Hiking Access Panel Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 1098 cu in Type Hydration Pack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 25 lbs Material 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop w/ 600D Packcloth Item Weight 1.1 lbs Torso Adjustment n/a Hydration Compatible Yes; Hydraulics LT 2.5L Reservoir included Frame Material Foam Framesheet w/ stiffener Fits Torso 18"-22" Fits Waist 25"-50" Dimensions 18" x 11" x 9" Detachable Daypack n/a
Real Customer Reviews
- Light and roomy
Likes: Light with ample storage
Dislikes: If you're a big guy it can be a little on the small side
- Perfect for my all day treks
Likes: Love the bladder and tons of storage
- Nice pack
Likes: Like its compact size. Like the large top opening of the reservoir and the mouth piece works well with a good flow. Used it on hikes through Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon and it held all the extras I needed. In fact held more than I thought it would. Also internal pad makes it comfortable and breathes pretty well.
Dislikes: The buckles/webbing of the waist belt where they connect to the pack have rubbed my sides a bit. Also not crazy as to how the water tube exits the pack from the reservoir pocket
- Great run around pack
Likes: 18 liters is plenty of room to throw my hammock straps raincoat and my GoPro gear and plenty of other stuff for short day hikes or just around town to carry water bottles.
It also comes with a 2 liter hydration bladder if you like using them.
Dislikes: None at this time.
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